20 Continuing Education Hour (CEH) Package

  • 20 Hour Course
  • 4.8 24 Reviews
  • $160.00

This 20 Hour CE Package for water operators in Rhode Island counts for 20 hours of credits towards renewing your license! 

This course includes study topics on surface water, source water, coagulation, sedimentation, disinfection, corrosion, oxidation, and membrane processes, which all work together to give you a thorough review of the many processes within the water operator industry.

The package starts with surface water treatment, which includes:

  • Regulations - Discover the history of the laws that regulate surface water treatment and the impact on your profession.
  • Treatment Processes - Explore various types of treatment to deal with high algae counts, suspended solids, zooplankton, or other issues.

From there, we move into source water issues, which will teach you about:

  • The Hydrologic Cycle - Discover the basics of the water cycles. This information creates the foundation for understanding how water is used and reused during all process of the water treatment process.
  • Pre-Treatment Concerns - Learn about oxygenation, aeration, and other issues related to pre-treatment of water.

Then, the class on coagulation expands on:

  • Coagulation - Coagulation is a process in water treatment that helps to cluster dirt and suspended particles found within source water together into larger particles, called floc. Learn about the types of chemicals used in coagulation and the proper use of these chemicals.
  • Flocculation - Flocculation is a slow mixing operation which accelerates particle collision, causing the agglomeration of particles into settleable floc. Flocculation takes place after the coagulation process and prior to the sedimentation process. Learn about various flocculation methods and their effectiveness.

Sedimentation is next, which explores:

  • Sedimentation - Explore the details of sedimentation and learn about particle size and density, particle charge, water velocity and temperature, how basin shape and size effect sedimentation, and much more.
  • Filtration - Learn about the types of filters and their specific uses along with basic filter operation and maintenance to ensure you know how to keep filters in service, and return them to service if they're non-operational.

Following that is disinfection, which includes:

  • The History of Disinfection as a Water Treatment - Discover how disinfectants have been used in water treatment in the past, and how regulations have come to govern the use of disinfectants in the present.
  • Types of Disinfectants - Explore various types of disinfectants used in the water treatment process, including chlorine, sodium hypochlorite, ozone, and chloramines.

From there, the package continues with corrosion:

  • The Public Health Effects of Copper and Lead Contamination - Learn about the EPA's Lead and Copper Rule and how high levels of these two contaminants can lead to serious health issues.
  • Sample Levels - Be informed of safe levels of various contaminants caused by corrosion.

Oxidation is next, which covers:

  • Choosing a Treatment Process - Understand what must be considered when choosing an appropriate water treatment process.
  • Ozone Disinfection - Explore the history of ozone in water and know the process of ozonation.

The package finishes off with a class on membrane processes, which covers:

  • Reverse Osmosis - Discover what reverse osmosis is, and the advantages and disadvantages to reverse osmosis systems.
  • Nanofiltration - Educate yourself on effective use of nanofiltration and learn why this method is so effective at removing certain contaminants that other process can't.

All of these topics are put together with the water operator in mind, to give them the best continuing education that they can do at their own pace!


  • Course ID(s): RIDWQ-2016 - 0045, RIDWQ-2016 - 0052, RIDWQ-2016 - 0046, RIDWQ-2016 - 0047, RIDWQ-2016 - 0048, RIDWQ-2016 - 0049, RIDWQ-2016 - 0050, RIDWQ-2016 - 0051
  • Approved By: Rhode Island Deptartment of Health

Instructor Bio

tony goff water tech instructor atyourpaceonline

Tony Goff, holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Law and has over twenty years of experience in the water industry. Tony holds an upper management position with a large water district in Southern California. Tony is a Subject Matter Expert in the field of drinking water distribution and holds a treatment 5 certificate and a distribution 5 certificate.

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